Major Project #5 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

Major Project #5 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS, CALL ME, DO NOT EMAIL OR TEXT!

YOUR STORY IDEA MUST FOLLOW ALL OF THE ASSIGNMENT QUALITY CRITERIA OUTLINED IN #1 BELOW FOR YOUR PROJECT TO RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE!

  1. Your topic must be newsworthy and presented as a professional news report.

    The Feature video will be graded based on how professional it looks. It should look like any field report on local or network newscast (a field report is a reporter reporting on location, not in the studio). This means if you appear on camera, wear professional attire when shooting video of yourself for your report. It means to shoot your stand-ups and interviews (if any) in well lit, sound friendly areas, without cluttered or distracting backgrounds. To put it bluntly, for one example, if you shoot yourself in casual clothes, in your dimly lit living room, sitting on your couch, or your video in any way looks unprofessional, you will most likely receive an “F.” You know what shoots from field reporters on professional local and network newscasts look like. If you don’t, watch some on YouTube. APPROACH MAKING YOUR VIDEO AS IF IT WAS TO BE PRESENTED ONLINE AND ON TV TO THE PUBLIC WITH YOU IN THE VIDEO AND YOUR NAME ON IT. OWN IT. APPROACH THIS PROJECT AS IF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE TOPIC.

  2. You must have a stand up (you or your designated reporter, with a talent release) at the beginning and end of your edit.
  3. If you are unable to shoot video for your project, including an interview, you may use video and graphics from the internet, but you must place a “This video (or graphic) courtesy of …(name of the source of your video or graphic).”  A decent YouTube video downloader is Y2mate.com (watch out for pop up ads)
  4. You may use sound from your internet videos, but no sound bite audio (short clips of a person being interviewed with sound), or long-form interview sound. If your video contains either of these, you may use the video, but must voice over and paraphrase (NOT QUOTE!) what the speaker is saying in your voice over.
  5. You must have a stand up (you or your designated reporter, with a talent release) at the beginning and end of your edit.
  6. If you are unable to shoot video for your project, including an interview, you may use video and graphics from the internet, but you must place a “This video (or graphic) courtesy of …(name of the source of your video or graphic).”  A decent YouTube video downloader is Y2mate.com (watch out for pop up ads)
  7. You may use sound from your internet videos, but no sound bite audio (short clips of a person being interviewed with sound), or long-form interview sound. If your video contains either of these, you may use the video, but must voice over and paraphrase (NOT QUOTE!) what the speaker is saying in your voice over.
  8. YOUR FEATURE STORY VIDEO MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 90-SECONDS AND NO LONGER THAN 3-MINUTES IN LENGTH. (projects shorter than 90-seconds or longer than 3-minutes will not be accpeted, grade=F).

  9. IF YOU SHOOT VIDEO WITH YOUR PHONE, I SUGGEST YOU.
    1. EMPTY YOUR PHONE OF ALL EXTRA VIDEOS, PHOTOS, MUSIC, GRAPHICS, ETC., THAT MAY TAKE UP HARD DRIVE SPACE YOU NEED TO SHOOT YOUR FEATURES STORY. (SUGGESTION: BEFORE DELETING FROM YOUR PHONE, SAVE YOUR FILES TO PHOTOS.GOOGLE.COM (100% FREE AND TAKES UNLIMITED VIDEOS AND PHOTOS. SAVE YOUR MUSIC TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE).
    2. SET THE VIDEO QUALITY OF YOUR PHONE TO 720P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND (IF YOU DON’T HAVE 720P, SHOOT 1080P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND). THIS WILL REDUCE THE SIZE IT TAKES UP ON YOUR PHONE AND WILL EDIT AND UPLOAD EASIER WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING AND EDITING YOUR FEATURE STORY.
    3. Change your iPhone video settings to “MOST COMPATIBLE
    4. IF YOUR PHONE SHOOTS 4K –DO NOT USE IT!!!!
  10. Watch these videos as examples of the kind of stories you may do:

    CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLE STUDENT FEATURE STORY VIDEOS (Links to an external site.)

    1. ONLY DO A STORY LIKE THOSE ABOVE IF YOU CAN DO SO 100% COVID-SAFE FOR YOU, YOUR CREW, AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR VIDEO. DO NOT RISK YOUR HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF OTHERS!

  11. If you interview or feature any person in your feature story, you must get a release: CLICK HERE TO FOWNLOAD AN FIU RELEASE FORM (Links to an external site.)
  12. IF YOU CANNOT GO OUT TO SHOOT SAFELY, YOU MAY DO A NEWSCAST-TYPE VIDEO WITH YOURSELF AS THE ANCHOR OR FIELD REPORTER USING VIDEO AND GRAPHICS GATHERED FROM THE WEB.
    1. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:  GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS, POLICE REFORM, A BUSINESS, SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION AFFECTED BY COVID-19, THE ECONOMY AND/OR UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA AS IT IS AFFECTED BY COVID-19.

I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU WRITE OUT AND PRINT EACH VOICE OVER YOU PLAN BELOW SO YOU CAN READ IT LIKE A SCRIPT WITH CREATING YOUR VOs. DO NOT TRY TO AD LIB THESE VOICE OVERS. REMEMBER, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IS A BIG PART OF THE GRADE FOR THIS PROJECT.

  1. Begin your video by brief, short, professional stand up) introducing the of your video and leading into it..
  2. You already know how to look for graphics on Google Images, right-click on them and save them to your hard drive. You can also find videos on YouTube or other sources and use only VERY SHORT PIECES of the video footage as visual in your report (DO NOT USE THE AUDIO FROM THESE YOUTUBE VIDEOS. COVER THE SOUND OF THESE VIDEOS WITH YOUR VO OR INTERVIEW SOUND).
    1. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A FREE, YOUTUBE VIDEO DOWNLOADERS (720p quality) (Links to an external site.)
  3. Please put a small graphic at the bottom of each video you use from YouTube another source that says, “Video courtesy of (name of source)”. PLEASE NOTE, THE SOURCE IS NOT YOUTUBE, IT’S THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR OTHER SOURCE THAT MADE AND DISTRIBUTED ITHE VIDEO.
  4. END YOUR VIDEO WITH A STAND UP WRAPPING UP YOUR VIDEO BRIEFLY AND THEN SAYING, “This is (your name), reporting for the South Florida Media Network.”
  5. Export the resulting video and upload it to YouTube and place it on your Major Projects page as “Feature Story Major Project,” and post the page, your phone and email to Canvas for grading.

FEATURE STORY MAJOR PROJECT SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO REMEMBER

The Following is regarding your Feature Story Major project:

Your topic must be newsworthy and presented as a professional news report.

  1. You must have a stand up (you or your designated reporter, with a talent release) at the beginning and end of your edit.
  2. If you are unable to shoot video for your project, including an interview, you may use video and graphics from the internet, but you must place a “This video (or graphic) courtesy of …(name of the source of your video or graphic).”  A decent YouTube video downloader is Y2mate.com (watch out for pop up ads)
  3. You may use sound from your internet videos, but no sound bite audio (short clips of a person being interviewed with sound), or long-form interview sound. If your video contains either of these, you may use the video, but must voice over and paraphrase (NOT QUOTE!) what the speaker is saying in your voice over.
The entire project instructions appear below:

Major Project #5 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS, CALL ME, DO NOT EMAIL OR TEXT!

YOUR STORY IDEA MUST FOLLOW ALL OF THE ASSIGNMENT QUALITY CRITERIA OUTLINED IN #1 BELOW FOR YOUR PROJECT TO RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE!

  1. Your topic must be newsworthy and presented as a professional news report.

    The Feature video will be graded based on how professional it looks. It should look like any field report on local or network newscast (a field report is a reporter reporting on location, not in the studio). This means if you appear on camera, wear professional attire when shooting video of yourself for your report. It means to shoot your stand-ups and interviews (if any) in well lit, sound friendly areas, without cluttered or distracting backgrounds. To put it bluntly, for one example, if you shoot yourself in casual clothes, in your dimly lit living room, sitting on your couch, or your video in any way looks unprofessional, you will most likely receive an “F.” You know what shoots from field reporters on professional local and network newscasts look like. If you don’t, watch some on YouTube. APPROACH MAKING YOUR VIDEO AS IF IT WAS TO BE PRESENTED ONLINE AND ON TV TO THE PUBLIC WITH YOU IN THE VIDEO AND YOUR NAME ON IT. OWN IT. APPROACH THIS PROJECT AS IF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE TOPIC.

  2. You must have a stand up (you or your designated reporter, with a talent release) at the beginning and end of your edit.
  3. If you are unable to shoot video for your project, including an interview, you may use video and graphics from the internet, but you must place a “This video (or graphic) courtesy of …(name of the source of your video or graphic).”  A decent YouTube video downloader is Y2mate.com (watch out for pop up ads)
  4. You may use sound from your internet videos, but no sound bite audio (short clips of a person being interviewed with sound), or long-form interview sound. If your video contains either of these, you may use the video, but must voice over and paraphrase (NOT QUOTE!) what the speaker is saying in your voice over.
  5. You must have a stand up (you or your designated reporter, with a talent release) at the beginning and end of your edit.
  6. If you are unable to shoot video for your project, including an interview, you may use video and graphics from the internet, but you must place a “This video (or graphic) courtesy of …(name of the source of your video or graphic).”  A decent YouTube video downloader is Y2mate.com (watch out for pop up ads)
  7. You may use sound from your internet videos, but no sound bite audio (short clips of a person being interviewed with sound), or long-form interview sound. If your video contains either of these, you may use the video, but must voice over and paraphrase (NOT QUOTE!) what the speaker is saying in your voice over.
  8. YOUR FEATURE STORY VIDEO MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 90-SECONDS AND NO LONGER THAN 3-MINUTES IN LENGTH. (projects shorter than 90-seconds or longer than 3-minutes will not be accpeted, grade=F).

  9. IF YOU SHOOT VIDEO WITH YOUR PHONE, I SUGGEST YOU.
    1. EMPTY YOUR PHONE OF ALL EXTRA VIDEOS, PHOTOS, MUSIC, GRAPHICS, ETC., THAT MAY TAKE UP HARD DRIVE SPACE YOU NEED TO SHOOT YOUR FEATURES STORY. (SUGGESTION: BEFORE DELETING FROM YOUR PHONE, SAVE YOUR FILES TO PHOTOS.GOOGLE.COM (100% FREE AND TAKES UNLIMITED VIDEOS AND PHOTOS. SAVE YOUR MUSIC TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE).
    2. SET THE VIDEO QUALITY OF YOUR PHONE TO 720P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND (IF YOU DON’T HAVE 720P, SHOOT 1080P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND). THIS WILL REDUCE THE SIZE IT TAKES UP ON YOUR PHONE AND WILL EDIT AND UPLOAD EASIER WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING AND EDITING YOUR FEATURE STORY.
    3. Change your iPhone video settings to “MOST COMPATIBLE
    4. IF YOUR PHONE SHOOTS 4K –DO NOT USE IT!!!!
  10. Watch these videos as examples of the kind of stories you may do:

    CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLE STUDENT FEATURE STORY VIDEOS (Links to an external site.)

    1. ONLY DO A STORY LIKE THOSE ABOVE IF YOU CAN DO SO 100% COVID-SAFE FOR YOU, YOUR CREW, AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR VIDEO. DO NOT RISK YOUR HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF OTHERS!

  11. If you interview or feature any person in your feature story, you must get a release: CLICK HERE TO FOWNLOAD AN FIU RELEASE FORM (Links to an external site.)
  12. IF YOU CANNOT GO OUT TO SHOOT SAFELY, YOU MAY DO A NEWSCAST-TYPE VIDEO WITH YOURSELF AS THE ANCHOR OR FIELD REPORTER USING VIDEO AND GRAPHICS GATHERED FROM THE WEB.
    1. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:  GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS, POLICE REFORM, A BUSINESS, SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION AFFECTED BY COVID-19, THE ECONOMY AND/OR UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA AS IT IS AFFECTED BY COVID-19.

I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU WRITE OUT AND PRINT EACH VOICE OVER YOU PLAN BELOW SO YOU CAN READ IT LIKE A SCRIPT WITH CREATING YOUR VOs. DO NOT TRY TO AD LIB THESE VOICE OVERS. REMEMBER, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IS A BIG PART OF THE GRADE FOR THIS PROJECT.

  1. Begin your video by brief, short, professional stand up) introducing the of your video and leading into it..
  2. You already know how to look for graphics on Google Images, right-click on them and save them to your hard drive. You can also find videos on YouTube or other sources and use only VERY SHORT PIECES of the video footage as visual in your report (DO NOT USE THE AUDIO FROM THESE YOUTUBE VIDEOS. COVER THE SOUND OF THESE VIDEOS WITH YOUR VO OR INTERVIEW SOUND).
    1. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A FREE, YOUTUBE VIDEO DOWNLOADERS (720p quality) (Links to an external site.)
  3. Please put a small graphic at the bottom of each video you use from YouTube another source that says, “Video courtesy of (name of source)”. PLEASE NOTE, THE SOURCE IS NOT YOUTUBE, IT’S THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR OTHER SOURCE THAT MADE AND DISTRIBUTED ITHE VIDEO.
  4. END YOUR VIDEO WITH A STAND UP WRAPPING UP YOUR VIDEO BRIEFLY AND THEN SAYING, “This is (your name), reporting for the South Florida Media Network.”
  5. Export the resulting video and upload it to YouTube and place it on your Major Projects page as “Feature Story Major Project,” and post the page, your phone and email to Canvas for grading.

EDIT CLASS – NO ICA – ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL – Major Project #4 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

EDIT CLASS – NO ICA – ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL – Major Project #4 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

Major Project #4 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS, CALL ME, DO NOT EMAIL OR TEXT!

YOUR STORY IDEA MUST FOLLOW ALL OF THE ASSIGNMENT QUALITY CRITERIA OUTLINED IN #1 BELOW FOR YOUR PROJECT TO RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE!

  1. The Feature video will be graded based on how professional it looks. It should look like any field report on local or network newscast (a field report is a reporter reporting on location, not in the studio). This means if you appear on camera, wear professional attire when shooting video of yourself for your report. It means to shoot your stand-ups and interviews (if any) in well lit, sound friendly areas, without cluttered or distracting backgrounds. To put it bluntly, for one example, if you shoot yourself in casual clothes, in your dimly lit living room, sitting on your couch, or your video in any way looks unprofessional, you will most likely receive an “F.” You know what shoots from field reporters on professional local and network newscasts look like. If you don’t, watch some on YouTube. APPROACH MAKING YOUR VIDEO AS IF IT WAS TO BE PRESENTED ONLINE AND ON TV TO THE PUBLIC WITH YOU IN THE VIDEO AND YOUR NAME ON IT. OWN IT. APPROACH THIS PROJECT AS IF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE TOPIC.
  2. YOUR FEATURE STORY VIDEO MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 90-SECONDS AND NO LONGER THAN 3-MINUTES IN LENGTH. (projects shorter than 90-seconds or longer than 3-minutes will not be accpeted, grade=F).

  3. IF YOU SHOOT VIDEO WITH YOUR PHONE, I SUGGEST YOU.
    1. EMPTY YOUR PHONE OF ALL EXTRA VIDEOS, PHOTOS, MUSIC, GRAPHICS, ETC., THAT MAY TAKE UP HARD DRIVE SPACE YOU NEED TO SHOOT YOUR FEATURES STORY. (SUGGESTION: BEFORE DELETING FROM YOUR PHONE, SAVE YOUR FILES TO PHOTOS.GOOGLE.COM (100% FREE AND TAKES UNLIMITED VIDEOS AND PHOTOS. SAVE YOUR MUSIC TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE).
    2. SET THE VIDEO QUALITY OF YOUR PHONE TO 720P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND (IF YOU DON’T HAVE 720P, SHOOT 1080P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND). THIS WILL REDUCE THE SIZE IT TAKES UP ON YOUR PHONE AND WILL EDIT AND UPLOAD EASIER WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING AND EDITING YOUR FEATURE STORY.
    3. Change your iPhone video settings to “MOST COMPATIBLE
    4. IF YOUR PHONE SHOOTS 4K –DO NOT USE IT!!!!
  4. Watch these videos as examples of the kind of stories you may do:

    CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLE STUDENT FEATURE STORY VIDEOS

    1. ONLY DO A STORY LIKE THOSE ABOVE IF YOU CAN DO SO 100% COVID-SAFE FOR YOU, YOUR CREW, AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR VIDEO. DO NOT RISK YOUR HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF OTHERS!

  5. If you interview or feature any person in your feature story, you must get a release: CLICK HERE TO FOWNLOAD AN FIU RELEASE FORM
  6. IF YOU CANNOT GO OUT TO SHOOT SAFELY, YOU MAY DO A NEWSCAST-TYPE VIDEO WITH YOURSELF AS THE ANCHOR OR FIELD REPORTER USING VIDEO AND GRAPHICS GATHERED FROM THE WEB.
    1. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:  GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS, POLICE REFORM, A BUSINESS, SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION AFFECTED BY COVID-19, THE ECONOMY AND/OR UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA AS IT IS AFFECTED BY COVID-19.

I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU WRITE OUT AND PRINT EACH VOICE OVER YOU PLAN BELOW SO YOU CAN READ IT LIKE A SCRIPT WITH CREATING YOUR VOs. DO NOT TRY TO AD LIB THESE VOICE OVERS. REMEMBER, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IS A BIG PART OF THE GRADE FOR THIS PROJECT.

  1. Begin your video by brief, short, professional stand up) introducing the of your video and leading into it..
  2. You already know how to look for graphics on Google Images, right-click on them and save them to your hard drive. You can also find videos on YouTube or other sources and use only VERY SHORT PIECES of the video footage as visual in your report (DO NOT USE THE AUDIO FROM THESE YOUTUBE VIDEOS. COVER THE SOUND OF THESE VIDEOS WITH YOUR VO OR INTERVIEW SOUND).
    1. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A FREE, YOUTUBE VIDEO DOWNLOADERS (720p quality)
  3. Please put a small graphic at the bottom of each video you use from YouTube another source that says, “Video courtesy of (name of source)”. PLEASE NOTE, THE SOURCE IS NOT YOUTUBE, IT’S THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR OTHER SOURCE THAT MADE AND DISTRIBUTED ITHE VIDEO.
  4. END YOUR VIDEO WITH A STAND UP WRAPPING UP YOUR VIDEO BRIEFLY AND THEN SAYING, “This is (your name), reporting for the South Florida Media Network.”
  5. Export the resulting video and upload it to YouTube and place it on your Major Projects page as “Feature Story Major Project,” and post the page, your phone and email to Canvas for grading.

Major Project #5 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

Major Project #4 – Feature Story – Due START OF CLASS Thu 7/30/20

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS, CALL ME, DO NOT EMAIL OR TEXT!

YOUR STORY IDEA MUST FOLLOW ALL OF THE ASSIGNMENT QUALITY CRITERIA OUTLINED IN #1 BELOW FOR YOUR PROJECT TO RECEIVE A PASSING GRADE!

  1. The Feature video will be graded based on how professional it looks. It should look like any field report on local or network newscast (a field report is a reporter reporting on location, not in the studio). This means if you appear on camera, wear professional attire when shooting video of yourself for your report. It means to shoot your stand-ups and interviews (if any) in well lit, sound friendly areas, without cluttered or distracting backgrounds. To put it bluntly, for one example, if you shoot yourself in casual clothes, in your dimly lit living room, sitting on your couch, or your video in any way looks unprofessional, you will most likely receive an “F.” You know what shoots from field reporters on professional local and network newscasts look like. If you don’t, watch some on YouTube. APPROACH MAKING YOUR VIDEO AS IF IT WAS TO BE PRESENTED ONLINE AND ON TV TO THE PUBLIC WITH YOU IN THE VIDEO AND YOUR NAME ON IT. OWN IT. APPROACH THIS PROJECT AS IF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE TOPIC.
  2. YOUR FEATURE STORY VIDEO MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 90-SECONDS AND NO LONGER THAN 3-MINUTES IN LENGTH. (projects shorter than 90-seconds or longer than 3-minutes will not be accpeted, grade=F).

  3. IF YOU SHOOT VIDEO WITH YOUR PHONE, I SUGGEST YOU.
    1. EMPTY YOUR PHONE OF ALL EXTRA VIDEOS, PHOTOS, MUSIC, GRAPHICS, ETC., THAT MAY TAKE UP HARD DRIVE SPACE YOU NEED TO SHOOT YOUR FEATURES STORY. (SUGGESTION: BEFORE DELETING FROM YOUR PHONE, SAVE YOUR FILES TO PHOTOS.GOOGLE.COM (100% FREE AND TAKES UNLIMITED VIDEOS AND PHOTOS. SAVE YOUR MUSIC TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE).
    2. SET THE VIDEO QUALITY OF YOUR PHONE TO 720P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND (IF YOU DON’T HAVE 720P, SHOOT 1080P, 30 FRAMES PER SECOND). THIS WILL REDUCE THE SIZE IT TAKES UP ON YOUR PHONE AND WILL EDIT AND UPLOAD EASIER WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING AND EDITING YOUR FEATURE STORY.
    3. Change your iPhone video settings to “MOST COMPATIBLE
    4. IF YOUR PHONE SHOOTS 4K –DO NOT USE IT!!!!
  4. Watch these videos as examples of the kind of stories you may do:

    CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLE STUDENT FEATURE STORY VIDEOS

    1. ONLY DO A STORY LIKE THOSE ABOVE IF YOU CAN DO SO 100% COVID-SAFE FOR YOU, YOUR CREW, AND THE PEOPLE IN YOUR VIDEO. DO NOT RISK YOUR HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF OTHERS!

  5. If you interview or feature any person in your feature story, you must get a release: CLICK HERE TO FOWNLOAD AN FIU RELEASE FORM
  6. IF YOU CANNOT GO OUT TO SHOOT SAFELY, YOU MAY DO A NEWSCAST-TYPE VIDEO WITH YOURSELF AS THE ANCHOR OR FIELD REPORTER USING VIDEO AND GRAPHICS GATHERED FROM THE WEB.
    1. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:  GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS, POLICE REFORM, A BUSINESS, SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION AFFECTED BY COVID-19, THE ECONOMY AND/OR UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA AS IT IS AFFECTED BY COVID-19.

I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU WRITE OUT AND PRINT EACH VOICE OVER YOU PLAN BELOW SO YOU CAN READ IT LIKE A SCRIPT WITH CREATING YOUR VOs. DO NOT TRY TO AD LIB THESE VOICE OVERS. REMEMBER, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IS A BIG PART OF THE GRADE FOR THIS PROJECT.

  1. Begin your video by brief, short, professional stand up) introducing the of your video and leading into it..
  2. You already know how to look for graphics on Google Images, right-click on them and save them to your hard drive. You can also find videos on YouTube or other sources and use only VERY SHORT PIECES of the video footage as visual in your report (DO NOT USE THE AUDIO FROM THESE YOUTUBE VIDEOS. COVER THE SOUND OF THESE VIDEOS WITH YOUR VO OR INTERVIEW SOUND).
    1. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A FREE, YOUTUBE VIDEO DOWNLOADERS (720p quality)
  3. Please put a small graphic at the bottom of each video you use from YouTube another source that says, “Video courtesy of (name of source)”. PLEASE NOTE, THE SOURCE IS NOT YOUTUBE, IT’S THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR OTHER SOURCE THAT MADE AND DISTRIBUTED ITHE VIDEO.
  4. END YOUR VIDEO WITH A STAND UP WRAPPING UP YOUR VIDEO BRIEFLY AND THEN SAYING, “This is (your name), reporting for the South Florida Media Network.”
  5. Export the resulting video and upload it to YouTube and place it on your Major Projects page as “Feature Story Major Project,” and post the page, your phone and email to Canvas for grading.

Major Project #4 – InDesign Flyer – Due Tuesday 7/14/20 – 10PM

Bring the media to edit this in class Tuesday 7/14/20. DO NOT EDIT THIS OUTSIDE OF CLASS!!

The instructions for completing the InDesign Major project are below

Click here to download the InDesign Major Project Assignment instructions

Using InDesign, create a flyer for the event of your choice

  1. Must include the following: (100pts Total)
  • 8.5inch by 11inch flyer with 0.5-inch margins and a 0.25 bleed (15pts)
  • Background Photo covering the entire background (15 pts)
  • One additional photo placed prominently on the flyer, over the background (10pts)
  • Large text (using a very “readable” font) showing the event name (10 pts)
  • Appropriately sized text (different font than the event name font) with a clever tagline for the event (10 pts)
  • Appropriately sized text (use a 3rd different font type here) showing the place, date and time of the event (10 pts)
  • Appropriately sized text (same font as the step above) showing contact info or link to buy tickets (10 pts)
  • At least 3 event sponsors’ with logos placed on the flyer page (make your own or surf google images) (10 pts)
  • Save as a PDF, upload to your blog’s media library, then go to you Major Projects page, title the assignment “InDesign Major Project” and below the title, type Click here to view PDF and link to the PDF file you just uploaded to your media library. Save the page, and then view the page and check to make sure the link works. (10 pts)

 

You can look for your own tutorials on how to make a flyer with InDesign.

One Flyer Example Video – THIS IS AN EXAMPLE ONLY – DO NOT DO THIS AS YOUR PROJECT!!!

 

ICA #18 – Video Graphics Practice – Posting Due Friday 7/3/20 midnight

ICA #18 – Video Graphics Practice – Posting Due Friday 7/3/20 midnight

In this class, you will learn several methods for creating graphics for video.

CLICK HERE TO DOWN LOAD THE VIDEO GRAPHICS PRACTICE FILES

CLICK HERE to see: How to Install FONTS on Windows and Mac

Follow along in class using the files above and post the following to your ICAs page:

1- One SFMN (South Florida Media Network) animated lower third graphic, with your name on it, keyed in Premiere Pro as a lower third graphic over the reporter video footage provided.
2-One Rocket Stock animated lower third graphic, with your name on it, keyed  in Premiere Pro as a lower third graphic over the reporter video footage provided.
3-One original animated lower third graphic, with your name on it, created in Photoshop and Premiere Pro, keyed in Premiere Pro as a lower third graphic over the reporter video footage provided.

Export these 3 videos from Premiere, put them on YouTube, post them to your ICAs page, and post your ICAs page link, email and phone to Canvas to receive credit for the assignment.